Contingent workforce solutions
Reed has been delivering market-leading contingent workforce programmes for over 60 years.
How Reed can help you
Reed’s contingent workforce solutions, delivered through Reed Talent Solutions, provide you with fast and effective access to talent. We offer flexible, scalable services which meet your contingent labour needs, including managed service programmes (MSPs), the Flexible Resource Marketplace (FRM), and workforce management and payroll solutions.
Our MSP solutions provide management of all sourcing, engagement, employment screening and onboarding across your entire supply chain. We help you to exert control over your contingent workforce supply and offer you fast access to the right talent to increase your fill rates and reduce time to hire.
Reed’s Flexible Resource Marketplace is an extension of our managed services; a single solution for managing all your non-permanent workforce needs, including agency workers and contractors, interims, directly-sourced talent, freelancers and consultancy. By using a triage service, and building talent pools and communities, we support you to deploy the type of flexible solution which fits your needs.
We also offer workforce management and payroll services to help you improve candidate experiences and ensure you have consistent and compliant processes. Whether you need onboarding, ongoing management or offboarding support, Reed offers a low-cost service which is proven to increase your retention rates.
The Reed difference
Gain full visibility and control of your non-permanent workforce. As a trusted provider of managed services, we have proven expertise in sourcing talent for highly skilled roles across 20 specialist sectors. We have unrivalled access to talent through the UK’s number one digital recruitment service, Reed.co.uk, as well as extensive direct sourcing capability and access to a supply chain of 350 partner suppliers.
Our proven managed service approach combines experience, capability and infrastructure to attract, engage and manage all categories of non-permanent workforce. We will build and engage talent pools and communities directly for your organisation to reduce time to fill and cost. Our scalable service uses tested methodology to evolve processes, continuously improving performance and efficiency to add value.
Reed is continuously enhancing its contingent workforce managed service offering to ensure you can access solutions which respond to the ever-changing recruitment landscape. We have invested in developing leading technology to blend the best tools for talent pooling, vendor management, statement of work (SoW) project management and shift deployment in one platform.
Combined with our experienced total talent team and proven candidate attraction and sourcing processes, we offer best-in-class managed service solutions at the pinnacle of what’s possible, providing access to the best talent and proactive cost control.
We have been supporting organisations with workforce and payroll management since 1960. Over this period, we have established robust systems and processes to ensure you receive the highest quality of service.
Our dedicated talent team takes full ownership of your requirements and is focused on delivering a positive experience for all hiring managers and contingent workers. Whether you need a payroll solution to handle complex payment schedules or want to ensure IR35 compliance throughout contingent assignments, our team will support you.
Innovation is key to our business and our number one goal. We introduce new products and processes to ensure we continually improve our service to both clients and candidates.
Our unique end-to-end coverage means we can support you with a range of services, beyond that of a typical recruitment agency. Whether you need to hire staff, a range of workforce solutions, consultancy services, professional development support or pre-employment screening – we're here to support all of your needs.
We have flexible, scalable services which meet your contingent labour needs...
We manage over67Kcontingent workers
We have vetted over1mcandidates per annum
Our solutions offer18%average cost savings
UK Local Authorities
16 public sector organisations benefit from a single integrated solution
Fast and agile deployment of laboratory professionals during the pandemic
UK mail service
Filling 4m hours of industrial worker shifts for a major UK mail service
Contingent workforce solutions FAQs
A contingent workforce comprises of workers who are not part of the company payroll but provide independent services to an organisation ‘on-demand'. This includes independent contractors, consultants, freelancers, advisors or other out-sourced workers who are hired on a per-job and flexible basis.
Usually, contingent workers are not considered employees of a company. Instead, they work under a contract or on a temporary basis. Unlike permanent employees, the retention of a contingent worker depends on the continued existence of the job requirement. The contingent worker comes into the company and completes the job, before moving onto the next job.
The main advantage of having a contingent workforce is that it allows you to expand your company workload and output without accruing more employee costs such as health insurance, pension and other employee benefits.
Another major advantage is flexibility, as you can assess company needs on an ongoing basis. Whether you need them for short-term assignments or seasonally work, contingent workers can be a great asset to your organisation.
Hiring a contingent workforce can present a range of risks varying from effecting your brand reputation to financial instability. Reed is continuously enhancing its contingent workforce solutions offering to ensure you can access solutions which respond to the ever-changing recruitment landscape, and which fit your needs.